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    Changing line rental to sky

    This is a discussion on Changing line rental to sky within the Sky Talk forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hi All just a couple of questions !) i am a sky customer already and was wondering if i change ...

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      Changing line rental to sky

      Hi All
      just a couple of questions

      !) i am a sky customer already and was wondering if i change my line rental to sky
      what happens if i say move to O2 of talk talk do i have to return to BT or will i just pay sky

      2) if something goes wrong with my line who will repair it BT or SKY

      I have the Evening and Weekend package
      SKY TV
      Broadband Max

      Would be better just paying sky then i wouldn't have to pay BT every 3 months

      Been with sky 1yr now and quite happy with what i have

      Sorry if i have put this in the wrong thread couldn't see nothing about phone lines

      Any Help would be much appreciated

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      Re: Changing line rental to sky

      I would personally choose to keep the line rental and the ISP seperate in this case. At the moment if you have a line fault you can contact BT and have them deal with it directly.

      If you move to Sky Line Rental then you will have to ring them, once you have managed to convince them it is a line fault they will pass it onto BT, all this seems a bit long winded and many on here have had some drawn out faults because of it.

      I pay BT via D/D every month and although I pay a or so more I am confident that I can get any line fault corrected quicker this way.

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      Re: Changing line rental to sky

      Hi smithy
      Thanks for getting back to me

      I think you are write i think i will stick with BT

      Don't fancy all that messing around if something happen to the line
      like you said its better the devil you know
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      Re: Changing line rental to sky

      HI Steve
      Smithy is right. But any problems you get it is a sky`s line. Not like connect when sky rent the line and bt do what they like with the line, At least with sky talk you can ring sky anytime free of charge so there are benefits
      Last edited by steve16751; 13-12-08 at 09:59 PM.

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      Re: Changing line rental to sky

      I'm not saying don't get Skytalk, I'm saying don't get Sky line rental, two different things.

      I have Skytalk and it's been great, free calls to most places

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      Re: Changing line rental to sky

      Quote Originally Posted by Smithy99 View Post
      I pay BT via D/D every month and although I pay a or so more I am confident that I can get any line fault corrected quicker this way.
      I would not be so confident that this is the case!

      Now - line fault, you report to BT Retail who inform BT Openreach

      With Sky Line rental - you report to Sky who inform BT Openreach

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      Re: Changing line rental to sky

      This is true, but would you want to deal with a Sky call centre under such circumstances?

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      Re: Changing line rental to sky

      You only have to read some of the posts here where Sky have sent upto 5 replacement routers for a line fault, before calling in BT.

      Dealing with BT is easier than dealing with Sky for line faults as Sky only seem to contact BT as a last resort.

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      Re: Changing line rental to sky

      Quote Originally Posted by Smithy99 View Post
      You only have to read some of the posts here where Sky have sent upto 5 replacement routers for a line fault, before calling in BT.
      That's because they're afraid of calling Openreach because that means they have to pay.
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      Re: Changing line rental to sky

      Smthy99
      I have line rental and I agree sky have to contact open reach. The problem.
      open reach will take their time CST can ring numerous times for updates
      with no outcome. Then customers of sky line rental get letters and phone calls from bt asking them are you having problems with your supplier, I said none at all only problem is bt wasting paper and calls, Told them I had telephone preference it is the relationship between bt and other service providers that is the cause bt are losing their grip If service providers were more forceful with bt and complained
      not as many customers would have problems

     

     
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